Shabby Chic is an interior decorating style and is incredibly versatile. Anything vintage or distressed can be utilised,
we are using this technique for some of our pianos and will be showing more here as they are produced.
In the past 40 years at Kimble Reynolds Pianos we have re-polished in Genuine Traditional French Polish over a thousand pianos. But now the Tides of Time have changed and we are frequently asked to produce a Shabby Chic paint finish and I would like to take you through the journey of producing a Shabby Chic Grand Piano with Gold Embellishments, with the aid of Youtube and my website.
The Baby Gand before taking apart ready for its Shabby Chic makeover.
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The Piano is taken apart ready for cleaning, sanding, and priming.
We have now discovered that under the original French Polish, a lovely Sapele Mahogany Veneer has emerged which will now have a clear lacquer polyurethane finish. This being the case more sanding preparation will be necessary.
Shabby Chic piano in Green with Genuine Gold Leaf embellishments and a Mahogany lid. Originally purchased from Harrods. Three coats of Antique Chalk paint and wax to give an authentic French style finish. This instrument has a lovely tone and will be finished and tuned to concert pitch within the week. Having a quality Sonorous Tone, it is an instrument that would grace any home at a price of only £2000.
Small 1930's piano with chrome hinges also having a Shabby Chic finish. Red edges which will show through the antique white chalk furniture paint for great effect.
Kimble Reynolds, Old Fire Station Piano Gallery, Church Road, Blundeston, Suffolk NR32 5AJ
Tel: 01502 732798 Mob: 07775 812284 Email firstname.lastname@example.org